Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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camp under the stars


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When I say “camp under the stars,” I mean I want to camp outside with just a sleeping bag. I’ve gone camping, but I’ve always stayed in a cabin or a tent. 5 years ago


I used to love camping and haven’t been for YEARS. I live in a beautiful part of England and people travel to camp here but I never go. It’s WAY too cold at the moment (snow!) sadly so I think this goal will have to wait until spring. 6 years ago

JahlizzTwinkle, twinkle

I actually did camp under the stars when I had to stake out my place overnight for a spot at my daughter’s preschool!! But I was in the SoCal suburbs and couldn’t really see many stars.

This is more about conquering a fear than anything else… the fear of being out in the open air, exposed to bears, mountain lions, rabid raccoons. I’ll let you know how it goes. 6 years ago


Jason and I had dinner outside and decided spontaneously that we wanted to sleep under the stars. One of his friends told us about Boca Reservoir and how there’s lots of meadows we can sleep in and won’t be bothered. Well, we did. I wouldn’t mind waking up to a beautiful meadow and falling asleep under the stars and in jason’s arms all the time. 7 years ago


so worth it – i’ve been doing things like this all my life and it significantly shaped my outlook on life, existence, and me. 8 years ago


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